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Juicy June

An undertaking to regard with great consideration: When we enter the area of how to eat for better health…well, it's a bumpy road to travel at times.

What is organic food anyway?

Organic food is produced by farmers who practice the use of renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water to enhance environmental quality for future generations.

Transitioning to organic can be daunting at can also be enlightening, educational, and eye-opening to what one has been eating in the past....not a pretty picture for most.

If you need a starting place, the summer season is perfect. We all tend to eat lighter, less, and more local. Consider starting with these 12 foods to eat from the organic list...these are foods that have the highest absorption rate of pesticides/herbicides.

  • peaches
  • apples
  • sweet bell peppers
  • leafy greens
  • nectarines
  • strawberries
  • cherries
  • carrots
  • kale
  • celery
  • grapes
  • pears

As you can see most are the summer fruits that we all love and consume with delight during the fresh season.

When we eat as many of our foods as possible from the organic list and balance the rest from the local and fresh market.....well, only good things can be the reward.

Remember, Rome was not built in a day, and we can't change a lifetime of habits overnight. Take time, make a plan, and do what is right and best for your personal needs and desires.

One lesson, one step, one food at a time. ‘Welcome to Organic’~

Pulling From History~

(Common Wheat)
I find no other readings to be as fitting today as this part of history……read and reflect.

Seeds of Revolution

Grains are, and have always been the most important plants in our world. They are the very core of our food needs, filled with energizing starches, proteins, and vitamins.

Wheat crops were almost certainly the first crops brought into cultivation by Stone Age people and have fed much of the world and its farm animals ever since.

Qu’ils management de la brioche! …”Let them eat cake!”…suggested by Marie Antoinette when told her people, the French peasantry, had no food and were eating grass to survive. She could not and would not comprehend the plight of her people. (Much like our leaders of today) Under her husband's (Louis XVI) dithering leadership, the country’s mounting debts, and a succession of poor wheat harvests were turning the rumblings of discontent into revolution…heads were about to roll! (We can pray for a rerun) In 1793, after the Republicans had stormed Paris’s Bastille prison, Louis XVI was put to death. Crowds watched with satisfaction as the head of the head of state fell from Dr. Guillotine’s efficient execution machine.

That October, Marie Antoinette’s own head rolled into the bloody laundry basket at the foot of the guillotine…paying the full price for her deliberate ignorance…all for a loaf of bread ~ (a lesson to be embraced here …but the deliberate ignorance is too entrenched and I fear the lesson is lost.)

A perfect strain of the miracle plant that is “wheat” and took a thousand years to carefully perfect, has been adulterated to the point of being an enemy to our food sources…for that…heads should roll!

*Do you know… the collapse of the Roman Empire was accompanied by the loss of the wheat fields.

We, as a nation, are facing a time of reformation, believe it or not, embrace it or not…you and I. and all we hold dear will be a part of this reform…take a stand, make a statement by your actions…stand your ground for what is right and just and for the greater good. Let go of unhealthy fear that keeps you rooted in mental indecision. Fear is truly the stronghold of all our emotional upheaval. This same upheaval brings the mind, body, and spirit to a place of unhealthy being.

TIP….A very healthy start to your day…Before anything else when you first arise in the morning….Six or eight ounces of hot water and juice of ½ lemon…drink and know your body’s operating system thanks you…and your alkalized for the day…illness/disease cannot survive in an alkaline environment. (Yes I know-Lemons are acidic…until they enter your body, they then become alkaline…A very good thing!)

Bea Rigsby-Kunz
Sage Hill Gardens